But our disappointment sank with the setting sun, for as we watched, the sky turned gold, blue, pink, and then a fire-and-brimstone bubbling kind of red. That performance alone would have captivated us, but add to that the sight of Tundra swans swimming in sunset-tinted water and you have breathtaking.
But Mattamuskeet wasn't finished with us. As we turned to go, a full moon rose on the east side of the lake and cast a yellow shaft of light across the water near a large colony of birds.
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I love Lake Mattamuskeet.